ANV : 1º Workshop de Kyudo (Arco Japonês) de Vitória - Kyudo workshop in Brazil!

Announcement here: 

Brazil kyudo web site here: 

Good luck Brazil kyudo kai!!!!

Good luck to the Kyudo Québec fall intensive with Don Symanski!

Kyudo Québec / Suiko Kyudojo
PROGRAM Intensive:
Aug. 28–Sept. 1
Beginners' Introduction:
Aug. 31

The Program starts on August 28 at 1:00 pm and ends on
September 1st at 1:00pm.
The Beginners' IntroductionProgram starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm onAugust 31.

Invitation to the Rio de la Plata kyudo seminar in Buenos Aires!

Rio de la Plata seminar of Kyudô
It is with great pleasure that we inform you of the realization of the Rio de la Plata seminar of Kyudô!

The event is being organized by the Asociación Argentina de Kyudô and will occur on days 12, 13 and 14 next October, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

According to the preliminary program, the first day will be dedicated to training of taihai, and the second day – if time permits-will be in an open field for the practice of shaho hassetsu, with the possibility of shooting at 28 m. The third day will be restricted to participants over 3rd dan (inclusive), with training for the ceremonial shots mochimato and hitotsumato etc.

We ask in the name of Okabe-san (5 dan), President of the AAK, that those interested in participating please contact us by August 29.

Soon we will post more news on the event. (Translated by Bing)

Reflections on the American Kyudo Renmei 2013 seminar by Sarah Macapagal

Written by Sarah Macapagal who was awarded the Andrew West award at the 2013 AKR/IKYF seminar in South Carolina!

Picture albums from the 2013 IKYF seminar in Europe

Very nice picture albums of the 2013 EKF seminar.
h/t to Mr. Alain Scherer:

Second World Kyudo Taikai - Paris, July 19-20th, 2014!

If anyone has a link for the World Kyudo Taikai in Paris in English I'll be happy to post it!

Kyudo Practice Weekend in Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont

h/t to Grace DiNaopli from facebook
Enjoy the colors of the fall season in the beautiful hills of the Northeast Kingdom!

Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont is offering a Kyudo Practice Weekend hosted by students of Shibata Sensei XX.
September 13 - 15, 2013

Come for the day or stay for the weekend.
For information and registration visit the Programs page at
— at Karmê Chöling: Shambhala Meditation Center.
The above info is from the facebook announcement.  I will try to link directly to the relevant page: here 

2013 American Seminar Taikai results and pictures

The US kyudo home page has the taikai results from the seminar along with nice pictures of the seminar from Maria Peterson sensei:

Forward AND backward knee walking!

I've been looking for a good example of forward AND backward knee walking for some time and I've finally found it.  Don't worry, backward knee walking is NOT one of the IKYF eight basic movements (fortunately!).

Pass/Fail ratios for the 2013 Kyudo Seminar of the Americas

Courtesy of Mr. Peter Kollotzek on Facebook:

 Successful aspirants at American Kyudo Seminar: 

1st: 23/32 - 71 %; 
2nd: 22/23 - 95 %; 
3rd: 3/17 - 17 %; 
4th: 2/10 - 20 %; 
5th: 1/11 - 9 %

godan is Kristy Shiffman from the Indiana Kyudo Renmei
Yondans are:   Yoshi Furuta & Eriko